Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Documented Life Project, Week 14
Can you believe we are 14 weeks into the year already? I can't! What seemed like a long, cold winter was ultimately a short, cold winter.
As usual, I had fun with this week's journal challenge, and finished it early for a change.
The challenge: Write my name and embellish it.
Honestly, I didn't embellish all that much, but I had fun working with some new-to-me lettering styles, before deciding that I wanted to use my normal signature. I keep picturing my girls enjoying this journal years from now, and recording my real- life signature appealed to me.
My first step was to draw a border on my page. After writing my name, I covered it with masking fluid. When the masking fluid was dry, I added color with Pan Pastels. Next, I used stencils and Distress Inks to add some interest. When this was dry, I removed the masking fluid. I really like the way the white "shadow" highlights my text.
Since I didn't want to embellish my signature any further, my page really needed some more details. I glued on the sequins and added some dots to my border.
I took advantage of the sunny day to go outside and do some spray painting. I have a couple of reclaimed junk projects in the works. I hope you all had a chance to be crafty this weekend, and if not, there are still a few hours left!